See the common thread in all of us

Open to employees, students, and the community, Montco offers a range of events that allow us to see the common thread in each of us while providing a unique experience for each participant. From festivals and conferences to student performances and the Lively Arts Series, we seek to provide integrated learning and engagement opportunities that enrich and strengthen the overall Montco experience.

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Art Galleries

Located in Blue Bell and Pottstown, our galleries showcase thought-provoking art exhibitions, lectures and programs during the academic year. All are free and open to the public.

* Professional Development (all exhibitions)


Brenda Quinn Workshop

Brenda Quinn is a renowned potter and teacher living in New York. Her work is exhibited and sold through numerous galleries across the United States.

April 20 & 21
Ceramics Studio, Fine Arts Center
Central Campus in Blue Bell

* Professional Development

Conferences and Festivals

Las Madres de Berks

Information session pertaining to the debates regarding immigration and the near-by Berks Detention Facility. Screening of the documentary Las Madres de Berks by Philadelphia artist Michelle Angela Ortiz, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker.

March 2
College Hall
Central Campus in Blue Bell

* Professional Development

Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day with thought-provoking programming sponsored by the Sustainability Club, Casa Latina, and Fine Arts, featuring a screening of the film “Straws” and the creation of recycled plastic sculptures among other activities.

April 20
West Campus in Pottstown

April 22
Central Campus in Blue Bell

* Professional Development


The Patricia Nestler Excellence in Creative Writing Award

The Patricia Nestler Excellence Award in Creative Writing celebrates Montco students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in Creative Writing.

To be considered for this honor, students must submit one poem and/or one work of fiction work the deadline of February 28, 2020. A prize of $500 will be awarded in each of two categories, poetry and short fiction.
Contest rules and guidelines  

The Writing Room

Open to all students writers interested in working on their craft, receiving feedback on a project, or sharing ideas with other writers. This group meets bi-weekly on Monday from 12:20-1:20 p.m. in Parkhouse Hall, room 104 at Central Campus in Blue Bell.

Lively Arts Series

For over 30 years Montco's Lively Arts Series has brought an array of extraordinary talents to the heart of Montgomery County, allowing you to experience the best established and emerging artists right in your own backyard.
View the 2019-20 performance schedule  

Master Class

Master Classes are an opportunity for students to engage with professionals who have had successful careers in the music and recording industry. See guests perform, hear about their trials and tribulations of their career and participate in a Q&A.
View upcoming classes  

Speaker Series

Richard K. Bennett Distinguished Lectureship Series

The Richard K. Bennett Distinguished Lectureship for Peace and Social Justice was established at MCCC in 1981 by Bennett, a Quaker who devoted his life's work to accomplishing peace and justice through non-violent efforts.

Kim Chinh, Reclaiming Vietnam
Monday, March 9, 2020
Parkhouse Hall Atrium
Central Campus in Blue Bell

Video conference
South Hall Community Room
West Campus in Pottstown
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* Professional Development

Student Performances

Dancers, actors, musicians, singers, playwrights and set designers walk our halls, sit in our classes and take to the stage in spectacular student performances.

Upcoming shows

A Long Christmas Ride Home
Past, present and future collide on a snowy Christmas Eve for a troubled family of five. This beautifully written play proves that magic can be found in the simplest breaths of life.

April 16, 17 and 18
South Hall Community Room
West Campus in Pottstown

Details and tickets  

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot reexamines the plight and fate of the New Testament's most infamous and unexplained sinner.

April 23, 24, 25 and 26 
Science Center Blackbox Theater
Central Campus in Blue Bell

Details and tickets  

* Professional Development